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Trucking companies work hard after your accident. We work harder for you.

When you’re involved in a collision with a commercial truck, a difficult battle to get the money you deserve lies ahead. The trucking companies have teams of lawyers and insurance partners whose jobs are to pay out as little as possible to accident victims. You deserve more than that. You deserve Montlick.

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Cate Powell and her team was great in helping me with my case!!! I was the passenger in a 3 car accident. Got rear ended. They were very kind and patiently explained things that I didn’t understand. THANK YOU FOR ALL HELP!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Marcie Okechukwu
Scott Patterson was extremely helpful in our settlement for a horrible car accident I was involved with, would definitely use him again if ever needed. His team is hands down very professional and helpful during the whole process. 10/10 would recommend.
Emily Gruner
I was in an auto accident in December and I contacted Montlick for representation and from day one they made me feel like my case was as important to them as it was to me. Amy and Cate was very polite, professional, well informed and easy to reach. This made me feel very comfortable with this firm. My case manager Amy was awesome, she was always quick to call me back when I needed to speak to her and she called me at least every two weeks to keep me posted on my case even if there wasn’t any developments. My attorney Cate Powell was also great to work with, she too kept me very well informed on my case every step of the way. Up to the very end when we closed my case, they both explained everything very clearly, and made sure that I was comfortable with everything I was signing and made me feel welcome and appreciated. I would highly recommend Montlick Law to anyone with a personal injury. They will take great care of you.
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Good Day Ms. Claudia Turner and Ms. Kim Jacobsen. Your team worked to assist me with my accident. I thank GOD that it gives a person like you who look out for people like me. I truly found my Angel. I will tell everyone if they need someone in their corner MONTLICK & ASSOCIATES you can trust to go the extra mile.Thank you again Ms. Claudia TurnerA Very, Very Greatful Client.Vanetta C. Stockfisch
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The magnitude and depth of gratitude and appreciation for Nick Vocino and his assistant Amber Starks for the extraordinary, remarkable, inspiring, incredible, exceptional and exquisite work that they did for me when I got into a car crash is something I can never forget.I had just started working on my new Home Health Agency when my car was hit. I sustained some serious injuries in my knees, neck and back. That was a big blow to me .Right from the day I called Montlick and Associate and handed over my case to them ; They instantly became my new family: they showed genuine concern for my life; called me frequently to check on me and how my treatment was going.They encouraged me and wished me well when I was going for a surgery as a result of the injury I suffered due to the car crash. They were my fortress and they fought for me. They were timely with every information I needed to know about my case and the speed of communication is beyond imagination.My settlement was a dream come true and it was settled faster than I expected. Don’t even think twice about retaining Montlick and Associates whenever you get involved in any accident.Nick Vocino and Amber Starks are Angels in human form. They are full of compassion, empathy , respect ,resilience and yet they are super talented, professional, knowledgeable and overall astute in their work. I say this in all honesty and seriousness: Montlick and Associates have been a mammoth blessing to my life. May they continue to grow from strength to strength.
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If you or your love ones ever need an accident attorney, I recommend Montlick Injury Attorneys. Nick and his team were great, and was very attentive to my son’s needs. Nick worked hard to get my son a nice settlement to get back on his feet after his traumatic accident. We are are ever so grateful!
Dawn Meggs
Had a injury nobody else would take, Montlick took and and helped me to settleBrought my first ram truck from the settlement thank you Jason - Attorney, thank you Montlick. Also I want to thank Victoria Montlick Wins! Go with Montlick ! They will Lick the counterpart to pieces
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This is by far the absolute best Law Firm in Atlanta, Georgia. My attorney, Nick Vocino, who’s extremely brilliant, exceptionally professional, knowledgeable, efficient, effective, and prompt has handled two car accident cases for me resulting in very favorable outcomes. Nick Vocino and his staff possess the right combination of skills that you can trust to get the very best results. This firm has earned my most fervent and enthusiastic recommendation.
Chandra Hambrick
Listen up! If you been in a Accident.Montlick and Associates are one of the best in town.Attorney Cate Powell is a great attorney. She answered my questions in a timely manner and always kept me in the loop. Her staff, including Amy Jones, was pleasant and courteous. They got me a great settlement and were attentive to my needs. I would definitely recommend them to my friends and family. I'm telling the truth to anyone been in accident call them .You will not regret it!
Larry Copeland
On Oct 30, 2022, I was in a Hit and Run Accident in Lagrange GA. by a non-insured motorist, Not naming the 3 previous law firms that totally almost ruined my chances in getting things doing and helping me through my nightmare. a year head almost went by feeling like i was the perpetrator and not the victim of a hit and run. I never been in any car accident of this multitude. I was so lost, had not guidance of what to do and how to do it right. Never even got to talk to any of the previous attorneys that claim they help people after a car accident. I had sunk into deep depression. As a retired Veteran that suffer from PTSD and Paranoia when i had to drive, I was so scared and afraid to the point I had other drivers around me wondering if i was a safe driver. until one night i was watch TV after praying to God to please send me an Angle to help me that's when Montlick & Associates commercial came on it was. I set up in my bed and knew if I wanted real help and be able to talk with an Attorney on my case and not some injury firm Secretary. I need to call right away cause time head already been wasted, fighting with the last three injury law firms. Mrs. Neives was my Angle along with everyone at Montlick I felt like not only did I have an Attorney but i also had an after Accident Mental Therapist she insured me that she would get everything back on the right track. and rewrite all the wrongs and make them right. not one time did i every had to call for any updates. if there was anything she needed answers to I was contact by her or someone on her team by email or phone call. the Only thing i regrate is not calling Monlick & Associates when the Hit and Run first Accrued from the Hospital. my story goes out to everyone who may find themselves in the same situation. Yes, there is a lot of an injury law firms out there but I will bet my bottom dollar that you will not talk to nor know who your attorney is and be kept updated about your cause if you're not a client of Montlick & Associates. I thank my Heavenly Father for everyone at Montlick & Associates
Anita Erickson
Since Covid, I’ve been in 3 hit-and-run accidents in which neither were my fault. I had a different attorney represented me in the first accident who was not very attentive nor responsive to my numerous calls and questions. For my second and third accident, I decided to go with Montlick and Associates, specifically Attorney Cate Powell. Cate, returned my call; she listened, took notes, allowed me to vent about chronic pain I was experiencing and after finding out that the other driver almost got out of paying the liability claim due to a technicality, Cate assured me that she had everything under control. Unlike my first attorney, she not only provided updates but she checked on my recovery as well; and if she was unable to personally update me, she allowed her team to provide an update. Cate is a fighter for her clients, she even dealt with my insurance to ensure that I received everything that was owed to me. And she also represented my husband as well. She is now someone I trust wholeheartedly, and if I ever have a legal matter, I can call her for help and if she can’t represent me, she will certainly point me in the right direction.So, if you’re ever in an accident and seeking legal representation, and need a no-nonsense attorney, call Attorney Cate Powell because I am telling you from experience – she would be your one call that would fully represent you. Trust me!
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You shouldn’t have to contend with bills for an injury that wasn’t your fault. You deserve justice for your truck accident and the support of a law firm who treats you like family.

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When clients come to us after a crash with a commercial vehicle, understand the physical, financial, and emotional obstacles they’re experiencing. We’re here to minimize your stress and maximize the money in your pocket.

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Protecting Your Rights by Protecting Evidence

When it comes to preserving evidence after a truck accident, timing is everything. Trucking companies are never eager to pay out to accident victims and are notorious for sending their own investigators to the crash scene while it’s still in progress. Often (accidentally or intentionally), critical evidence is destroyed during this process. After the emotional and physical trauma of a truck accident, the last injustice you need is to contend with nefarious play from the trucking company responsible for your injuries.

When you contact Montlick immediately after your accident, we will do everything possible to ensure the evidence you need to win is preserved, safeguarded, and leveraged.

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Truck Accidents Get Complicated Fast. That’s Where We Come In.

Although the trucking industry provides a vital logistics role in transporting goods across the U.S. and most tractor trailer drivers are law-abiding and operate their vehicles safely, a 40-ton tractor-trailer transporting a maximum load constitutes an unparalleled risk to others on our roadways.

While a vast array of local, state, and federal regulations and laws establish safety standards, procedures, and practices to mitigate the risk posed by these large vehicles, some commercial truckers unfortunately disregard these regulations with the implicit or express approval of trucking companies focused on increasing profits.

Many trucking accidents are caused by the violation of trucking regulations or industry standards, and tractor-trailer accident victims can obtain a significant advantage by hiring an experienced trucking accident lawyer.

Commercial vehicle accident claims can often be complicated by issues involving both state and federal law. Our truck accident attorneys know what is necessary in order to hold negligent trucking companies and drivers accountable by making sure, when appropriate, that important evidence, such as black box data and camera footage, is preserved. We navigate the claims process so that our injured clients can focus on getting well, and fight hard on behalf of each injured client.

Establishing Liability In Commercial Trucking Accidents

A violation of trucking industry safety regulations can make it easier to prove negligence by a commercial driver or trucking company depending on the law of the jurisdiction where a plaintiff pursues their case. Where state or federal law permits, a trucking regulatory violation might constitute “negligence per se.” While the application of this principle will depend on applicable state or federal law, the violation of a trucking industry regulation that results in a trucking accident and causes injury can be enough to establish negligence by the truck driver or commercial carrier, particularly when breaking the law was a direct cause of a collision. Numerous categories of regulations might be relevant depending on your specific facts and circumstances, such as:

  • Drug and alcohol prohibitions, restrictions, and mandatory chemical testing
  • Hours of service (HOS) rules that limit driving sessions and on-duty non-driving time while imposing mandatory rest periods
  • Rules governing maximum load capacity and securing of loads
  • Weight and length limitations for various commercial vehicle configurations
  • Mandatory inspections and maintenance requirements
  • Requirements for equipping a commercial truck
  • Standards imposed for pre-hiring employment investigations and screening
  • Proper training and supervision of drivers
  • Necessary record keeping regarding HOS, vehicle inspection/maintenance, etc.
  • Rules regarding driver physical fitness

These cases also involve many specific issues that necessitate specialized knowledge and experience in litigating trucking collision injury claims, including the following:

  • State and Federal Trucking Regulations: Our firm possesses the necessary legal knowledge and experience regarding state and federal trucking regulations and laws.
  • Preservation of Evidence: Success in trucking cases often requires aggressive action to prevent the alteration or destruction of evidence. Prompt action often is required to present premature repair of damage to the vehicle or deletion of data recorded by the truck’s onboard data recorder. Our law firm routinely sends a notice to defendants in trucking accident cases to prevent the loss of key evidence. In appropriate cases, we retain the use of trucking accident reconstructionists to inspect the vehicles involved and accident scene.
  • Multiple Defendants & Insurance Sources: When seeking the maximum recovery in a trucking accident case, a multitude of potentially responsible parties must be considered, including the trucking company, the commercial driver, the owner of the cab, the owner of the trailer, the shipper, and others depending on the facts. Each of these parties might have various degrees of fault and multiple sources of insurance coverage.
  • Complex Fact Finding: The gathering of evidence in a trucking accident case can be complicated. The relevant evidence will depend on various factors, such as the potential basis of liability, the responsible parties, and more. For example, the information and facts to be gathered could include maintenance records, commercial truck logs, inspection records, past citations for safety violations and traffic laws, driver certifications, and driver employment and training records.
  • Severe Injuries: Since trucking accidents have a high propensity to result in serious or even fatal injuries because of the massive weight and size of large commercial trucks, experience handling cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death claims becomes important when pursuing many trucking cases.

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Time is Not on Your Side

We warn trucking victims about the potential consequences of taking too long to obtain legal assistance for their trucking accident claim. All states impose time limits for filing a lawsuit or settling a claim after experiencing an injury. This mandatory deadline will be codified in the state’s statute of limitations and other legal statutes and doctrines in the jurisdiction where your case is pursued. Depending on the specific facts and law of the jurisdiction, failure to comply with the statute of limitations will permanently bar your ability to obtain any compensation for the harm you suffer even if you have an otherwise valid claim.

Additionally, depending in which state your accident occurred, there are often circumstances that can shorten the applicable statute of limitation, such as when a claim is brought against a governmental entity (state or federal) or depending on the type of claim being brought. In fact, circumstances can, in appropriate cases, also necessitate bringing multiple claims, perhaps even against multiple defendants, particularly when an injury is catastrophic or a person is tragically killed.

For example, in a given state, a claim to bring a products liability action, such as when it is being alleged that a tractor trailer or its parts were defective, may have a shorter or longer statute of limitation in a given state than say, a claim against a driver or company for negligence. If both such claims are brought, multiple defendants and/or different statutes of limitation could apply to the case. Sometimes multiple state laws can be involved. Only an attorney who carefully analyzes your situation can advise you of all of the deadlines and notice requirements that may apply to your case.

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Contractual requirements Many insurance policies have timely notification requirements, where if a claim is not filed in time or appropriate notice is not given, the injured victim loses the ability to make the claim against the applicable policy.

Evidence preservation Critical evidence can be lost or compromised as witnesses become difficult to locate or their memories fade. Physical evidence at the accident scene, video surveillance footage, and other types of evidence can disappear or become more expensive and challenging to recover.

Do not delay in seeking legal assistance, as you have a limited amount of time to pursue your claim.

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How a Montlick Injury Lawyer Adds Value to You

Trucking companies know that odds are, one of their vehicles will be involved an a crash at some point. That’s why they’re always prepared. They devote extensive resources to fighting liability claims arising from their negligence and that of their drivers.

These corporations often dispatch accident investigation teams to the site of a crash shortly after the collision occurs. These employees of the trucking company are knowledgeable regarding trucking accident issues and begin gathering evidence to build a defense to an injury claim or to lower the amount of any recovery you could receive.

The resources and readiness of the trucking industry to fight against you gives them a significant advantage. We’re here to level the playing field for you.

 

Types of Financial Recovery that Could Be Available to You

Generally, a person injured in a collision with a large truck because of another party’s negligence can seek a monetary recovery (referred to as damages) for both tangible and intangible losses. Any recovery requires that a plaintiff provide proof of the value of the damages and a causal connection between the conduct of the defendant and the plaintiff’s injuries.

When we represent individuals injured by negligent commercial drivers and commercial carriers, we seek all forms of monetary compensation our clients are entitled to receive under applicable law and the circumstances of the case. Depending on the facts and applicable law, these types of damages can include:

  • Medical expenses (past, present & future)
  • Loss of earnings
  • Decreased earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished enjoyment of life experiences
  • Mental distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages (depending on the applicable law as well as the egregiousness of the defendant’s conduct)
  • Wrongful death damages

In the case of a tragic loss of a family member in an automobile accident caused by someone else’s negligence, our attorneys pursue wrongful death claims on behalf of our clients.

The rights of plaintiffs to pursue wrongful death claims, including the proper parties to bring a claim, are subject to the applicable law of a particular state, and the types of damages recovered can significantly vary from state-to-state as well.

For example, the types of damages or combination of damages some states allow for wrongful death claimants include the full economic and non-economic value of the life of the victim, loss of companionship, value of support and services, and/or punitive damages, to name a few. Often, families are also entitled to burial and funeral expenses, medical expenses incurred, and pain and suffering endured by the deceased victim.

However, even the proper party to bring such a claim (or multiple claims) can vary depending on the state where the accident occurred. If you lost a family member in a trucking accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact us for a free consultation to learn about your legal rights and options. Let our attorneys help you navigate this difficult time, answer your questions, and let you know how we can help.

An exact prediction of the value of a trucking accident claim usually will not be possible at the outset of the case because many different variables can impact the amount of the recovery. As such, each individual claim is unique. Predicting the precise value of a given claim is generally not possible at the beginning of a case, but our attorneys are able to predict a range in case value once all important evidence has been acquired and assembled, we have learned the nature, extent, severity and prognosis of the injury, and evaluated the applicable law and strength of the evidence.

The amount of compensation an accident victim receives depends on numerous factors, including, by way of example only, the facts and circumstances of the incident, how strong the liability is, the strength of the applicable law and evidence, the venue or locality where a claim must be brought, and the likeability and credibility that witnesses would have to a jury. Additional factors would include the nature and extent of a client’s injuries, the costs of medical treatment – including past and future, impact on the quality of life, the extent of pain and suffering, and whether they are temporarily or permanently disabled

Your Questions Answered

Commercial Truck Crash Legal FAQs

What Does a Truck Accident Lawyer Do?
Trucking companies have tremendous resources to minimize your claim. After a collision with an 18-wheeler, an attorney can help level the playing field and put more money back in your pocket.
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What Are Georgia Deadlines for Filing Car Accident Insurance Claims & Lawsuits?
For personal injury claims resulting from a car accident, the statute of limitations in Georgia is usually two years from the date of the accident. This means you would have two years to file a lawsuit against the responsible party/parties. Failure to file within this time frame could result in the loss of your right to seek compensation for your injuries. The statutes of limitations can vary depending on the jurisdiction of the accident.
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Truck accident liability: Who is responsible?
Any party whose negligent conduct contributes to the trucking accident and resulting injuries may be liable for damages.
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If the accident wasn’t my fault, do I need a lawyer?
You should never sign anything or talk to representatives from the insurance company until you have obtained advice from an experienced auto accident lawyer who can help you level the playing field.
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What You Need to Know About Truck Accidents

Because we can’t stop accidents from happening, we do what we can to help minimize their long-term impact. We put more money in your pocket, where it belongs.